Writer asks for help identifying dog owner

Letter-BeachI live in downtown Rockford and my dog was seriously injured by another dog on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27th at approximately 1:15pm. The incident was quick and I’m sure the dog owner was just as shocked as I was, but he chose to leave without offering any information about the dog or themselves. Never did he return to do so either. My dog required emergency surgery and did not return home until the next day. I am seeking out anyone who may know the persons/owner and dog involved in this incident. Rockford police have confirmed that the party involved is indeed on surveillance, but remains unidentified. A man in his mid-forties with short, curly-ish, sandy brown hair, wearing jeans and a jean shirt with a red jacket tied around his waist. His son and/or young teen, roughly age 12-14, had on a t-shirt and jeans with dark brown or black hair with a “bowl cut” hairstyle. The dog was roughly 40 lbs. with mainly reddish/brown fur, possibly mixed with black. The breed is unknown and appeared to be a mix, possible Shepherd or Chow, but not certain. The dog was on a purple leash, led by the man, when he approached me and my dog in my yard. I understand this was a frantic moment for everyone involved, but I was hoping that by the end of the day this man would do the right thing and return. I have waited now for a week, to no avail. The public is my only option in trying to locate this man and his dog. Please, if anyone has any information, I ask that in good conscience, you contact me at 616-881-2391. Any detail would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

Kirri Beach

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